Thursday, August 29, 2019

Goodbye, Safari Extensions Gallery

Apple (via Jeff Johnson):

As a reminder, the Safari Extensions Gallery will no longer be available in September 2019. Legacy Safari Extensions (.safariextz files) are not supported in Safari 13 on macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, or macOS High Sierra. Users on macOS High Sierra or later can easily find extensions on the Mac App Store by choosing Safari Extensions from the Safari menu.

To make sure users can take advantage of your extensions on the latest versions of Safari on macOS High Sierra or later, we recommend that you convert your Legacy Safari Extensions (.safariextz files) built with Safari Extension Builder to the Safari App Extensions format and either submit them to the Mac App Store or notarize them for distribution outside the Mac App Store.


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The more useful extensions were probably things that could have been offered as options in Safari preferences - but I guess its still kind of a shame to see them go. A security win I guess.

Goodbye! You will be missed!

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